“I am thankful for family. I’m lucky enough to live near most of my immediate family and although we don’t see each other as often as we my like, when we are able to spend time together it’s as if we never missed a beat. There’s something so genuine about being around people who know you well enough to tell you what you need to hear but love you obviously enough to know it’s coming from a place of benevolence.”
Here is my Giving Thanks Workout. In honor of family, grab two family members or friends and give this home workout a try.
- 5 minute light jog
- 20 rocket jumps (squat jumps)
- 10 inch worms
- 10 arm circles
- 10 leg swings
Workout: Three-man relay. Position yourselves as seen below:
To begin, all participants perform the given exercise for that position.
Position B’s exercise will require them to travel.
Once Position B has reached Position C, the two switch exercises.
Then, the individual originally in Position C will perform Position B’s exercise all the way to Position A.
Once there, those two individuals will switch.
Continue until everyone has done each position’s exercise twice.
Position A: Squat hold (hold a squat at 90 degrees)
Position B: Broad Jumps (Jump forward with both feet and ensure both feet land softly and quietly at the same time)
Position C: Shoulder taps (high plank position and alternate tapping your shoulder with opposite hand)
Position A: Knee repeaters (Lunge down and upon returning to standing, drive the back knee up in front of you. Switch legs every 10 reps)
Position B: Inch worms (With a straight knee, walk your hands out as far as you can. Then while keeping your knees straight, walk your feet as close to your hands as possible. Repeat)
Position C: Mountain Climbers (high plank position and alternate driving your knees to your elbows. Keep a tight, straight core)
Position A: Jumping jacks (You know the drill)
Position B: Moving Burpees (traditional burpee, with or without push up, your choice. Instead of jumping up, jump forward)
Position C: Plank (Traditional elbow plank)
5 minute light jog.
Static stretching of hamstrings, quads, calves, chest, triceps, and lats.